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This shelter is the bomb!

A relic of the Cold War past lies under I-5, a public haven where Seattleites could wait for the end of the world. With space for only 200 people, the shelter would have had us dying to get in, or at least competing to win at atomic "Survivor."

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Justice Dept. to investigate Ferguson police

The U.S. Justice Department plans to open a civil rights investigation of police officers in Ferguson and St. Louis County. This will be a broader, second investigation in addition to the other probe already underway of Officer Darren Wilson, who is suspected of shooting unarmed teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

USA TODAY

Job cuts at JBLM

Up to 102 civil service workers at JBLM will be laid off by mid-January as part of cutbacks to military spending.

OLYMPIAN (OLYMPIA)

Puget Sound VAs may hide wait times too

New data released from a national audit reveals that 33% of schedulers in Lakewood and Seattle Veterans Affairs hospitals were told to manipulate wait times. 

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

Another VA problem area: security

Veterans Affairs officers say there are real problems at the health care facilities.

SEATTLE TIMES
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